Dozens of buyers queue for homes in Newtown
Dozens of first-time buyers queued from dawn to snap up a new home in Newtownmountkennedy on Friday morning.
Fifty properties ranging in price from €199,000 to €310,000 were launched last week as part of the prestigious ‘Wicklow Hills’ development in Newtownmountkennedy.
Despite not even being built yet, staff at the Greystones branch of Sherry Fitzgerald were inundated with offers for the two-, three- and four-bedroom homes when the doors opened at 9 a.m.
Jill O’Neill of Sherry Fitzgerald said: ‘It’s the second phase of the development so we had built up an enquiry list; 38 went on Friday morning, and there’s quite a bit of interest in the remaining 12.
‘It’s mostly young couples looking for a starter home.
The first phase of the €150m Tower Homes development including 30 acres of parkland and a creche sold out within weeks of going on the market last April.
The houses are expected to be ready to move into later this year.